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The Protect IP Act (PIPA) and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) would censor the Web and impose a spew of regulations. Make your voice heard and tell congress how you feel:
Scientists have discovered a diamond planet in our own Milky Way galaxy! It’s largely made of carbon, measures five times the size of Earth, and years on the planet last only two hours.
“The evolutionary history and amazing density of the planet all suggest it is comprised of carbon—i.e. a massive diamond orbiting a neutron star every two hours in an orbit so tight it would fit inside our own Sun.” —Matthew Bailes, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne.
Read more about this discovery here.
Need something stronger than a cup of coffee? Daydream about a little workplace violence? Need to teach the other coffee mugs a lesson on who’s boss? Then the Fisticup has your back, or at least your knuckles. It’s the ideal thing to bring along to your next performance review…
The Fisticup via Amazon
I was not a fan of Apple’s first iPad cover. It took the elegant form factor and sleek tactile feel of the iPad and buried it inside a bulky, boring parka-like case. With the launch of the iPad 2, Apple appears to have taken the criticism seriously and introduced a new transforming cover in place of a case. Built in magnetic panels, the Smart Cover rolls up to form a stand with a minimal footprint. It comes dressed in either leather or polyurethane and dipped in a variety of colors. It even wakes the iPad when the cover is opened, and puts it to sleep when it’s closed. How cool is that?
Here at Culture Vixen HQ we’ve been working hard to upgrade the site. Here are some of the new improvements we’ve made:
Tyson Wintibaugh has joined the team as a full time editor and combined with our contributing writers and submissions, we’re pushing ourselves to publish more frequently and get you more articles to fill up your rss reader.
We’ve introduced new categories and reorganized our sections to refine our focus on delivering the best articles on art and design. To top it off, we’re moving toward an online magazine format, and we have a new tag line: The Magazine of Creative and Unconventional Design.
We’ve switched to new servers that are dramatically faster and more efficient. To save you even more time, our new comment system lets users login using their Facebook, Twitter, or OpenID accounts to make leaving comments quick and easy.
In the upcoming weeks we plan to roll out additional upgrades including a site redesign, so keep on the look out while we strive to deliver the best design articles around, and feel free to let us know if there’s anything we can do to improve the site…maybe by using the new comment system. Just a thought.
We’ve been overhauling and upgrading the site behind the scenes recently and tonight we’ve got a major server upgrade scheduled. So in the off chance that you experience any interruptions, rest assured we’ll be back up in no time! —the Culture Vixen team
This ring is alive! You’re looking at a real bed of moss set in wood. Yes, that means you have to water it. This charming ring was a collaboration between Cometman, a jewelry designer, and Kokeya, a bonsai designer. You can buy your very own through Ladestore.
[ via Spoon & Tamago ]
“LucyandBart is a collaboration between Lucy McRae and Bart Hess described as an instinctual stalking of fashion, architecture, performance and the body. They share a fascination with genetic manipulation and beauty expression. Unconsciously their work touches upon these themes, however it is not their intention to communicate this. They work in a primitive and limitless way creating future human shapes, blindly discovering low – tech prosthetic ways for human enhancement.”
[ via lucyandbart.blogspot.com ]
These laptop covers are awesome! Disguise your laptop, or even file it away incognito in a bookshelf à la classic mystery novels. Or just keep it out in the open—people are bound to do a double take. A sure treat for bibliophiles. Buy your BookBook here for $79.
[ via bloginity.com ]
Dogs in China are experiencing a true identity crisis: a recent trend by pet owners has transformed regular pooches into exotic new animals through elaborate salon dye jobs.
[ via dailymail.co.uk ]